The title of this trippy and upbeat song was lifted from the Oscar Wilde short story The Canterville Ghost. Nicolas Godin told Minnesota Public Radio station 89.3 The Current that the song "was inspired by Oscar Wilde and fog and Jack The Ripper," adding that it sums up the duo's "romantic vision of England."
Godin's Air partner Jean-Benoît Dunckel explained the poem, "was about ghosts in a castle. We built the song from the title."
Most of Love 2 is a paean to the opposite sex and the woman in question on this track is according to the duo, "an angel."
In an interview with Mojo magazine November 2009, Dunckel was asked when he was last embarrassed. He replied that it was during an interview in Germany when he was talking about this track. The Air man added: "I was explaining how the song was speaking about the grace of a woman, in her ankles and her legs, the way she walks, in her weight, and as I was saying that I looked up and I was talking to a really, really, super-fat girl."
Eddie Vedder often changes the words when he sings "Yellow Ledbetter." The basic story is about a guy whose brother dies in the first Gulf War. Apparently, bad news in the army is given in yellow envelopes.
"Kickstart My Heart" is about all the ways Motley Crue gets their blood flowing without drugs. It was inspired by their bass player Nikki Sixx, who claimed he had to be revived with a shot of adrenaline to the heart after an overdose.
Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" was just a minor hit when it was released in 1968, but a 2002 remix made the song a global smash, taking it to #1 in a number of countries, including Australia and the UK.